Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Anthony Phillips - Wise After The Event CD (album) cover


Anthony Phillips


Symphonic Prog

3.81 | 191 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

4 stars The music of this album would seriously benefit if it better corresponded to the cover design. Since The Geese & The Ghost, artworks for most of the early albums by Anthony Phillips were done by Peter Cross, all in the manner of illustration for a fairy-tale for children. This manner perfectly correlates to Phillips' musical style, always refined, often romantic, sometimes 'toy', with implied reference to magic. But Wise After The Event sounds much less magic and fairytale than its cover looks. Most of the tracks seem too plain and straight, and can faintly meet a demanding listener's expectations, especially in comparison to the magnificent debut album. Perhaps side one (tracks 1 to 4) is more uniform and therefore more disappointing, while the second half of the album sounds more intricate.
proghaven | 4/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this ANTHONY PHILLIPS review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives